Service providers seek limiting Amarnath Yatra to 30 days

Srinagar, July 23 : An organisation of service providers for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Monday suggested to the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) to limit the annual Yatra to 30 days. The Shri Amarnathji Barfani Langer Organisation (SABLO) made the suggestion to limit the Yatra to 30 days to the SASB, headed by state […]

Seven dead in suicide attack in Nigeria mosque

Abuja, July 23 : Seven people were killed and seven others injured following a suicide attack in a mosque in Nigeria’s Borno state on Monday, officials said. The injured have been evacuated to a hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, Xinhua quoted Bello Dambatta, head of rescue operations at the State Emergency Management Agency, […]

Can Badrinath shrine be declared national heritage: HC to Centre

Nainital (Uttarakhand), July 23 : The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday asked the Union government whether the Badrinath shrine can be declared a national heritage site. Hearing a petition filed by law student Chetna Bhargava, the Court directed the counsel of the Jai Nigam to inspect the region and present a report at the next […]

Religious minorities to boycott Pakistan polls

Islamabad, July 23 : Even as political parties in Pakistan busied themselves with the last day of campaigning on Monday, minority groups are all set to boycott the elections alleging non-inclusion in the electoral process, and religious hardliners dominating the election agenda. The much-persecuted Ahmadis, a Muslim sect founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the […]

Congress raises Alwar lynching case in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, July 23 : The Congress on Monday raised in the Lok Sabha the issue of lynching of a Muslim man in Rajasthan’s Alwar, triggering protests from the ruling BJP and others. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress MP from Alwar Karan Singh Yadav said that it was the “fourth such incident in […]